Thursday, 2 June 2016

5 Pink Lipsticks for £5!


On a little venture to Superdrug lately, I found a B. lipstick palette for £5.99, which was 5 lipsticks for £10 off the original price or something, and got all excited. The lovely lady working there noticed this and recommended the Freedom Pro Red Lipstick collection as a tried and tested alternative for £5. While I wasn't sure about the ingredients at this point, I popped the B. palette back on the shelf to research these and return. Thanks to the wonderful Kelly of The Vegan Taff, I found out these were indeed vegan, and had a good old rummage in the Freedom section a few days later.

There are a few collections for a fiver from Freedom, here is the whole selection. I already have a few reds, I'm not brave enough for the Vamp, Far Away Galaxy or Now collections and the Bare collection looked a bit orange for me. However, I am trying to do the whole pink lips thing for spring, and thought 5 pinks for £5 was a pretty safe way to learn how to wear pink and what pinks I like.

So, here are the pinks!

Candy Sweet.


Pink Lust.

Tell Your Friends.


So, okay. I kind of love them. I went for Flushed first because it looked like the safest shade and I couldn't go wrong but having tried them all, Candy Sweet is my favourite. I would never have predicted that! The brightest, most in-your-face-pink is my fave? What?! Rad. I have a lot of love for Flushed and Pink Lust, too. These will be perfect for when I want a more subtle pink lip. Tell Your Friends made me look a bit washed-out for my liking, but has a really nice formula and is lovely to wear. If it didn't make my lips the same colour as they are when I'm super ill, pale, and dehydrated, I'd love it! Maybe I can keep it for when  want that sick look... or wear it with a heavier eye? Any ideas? Wildflower is pretty nice but you need a tonne of it on your lips to stop it looking streaky and only being visible in the creases of your lip.

They're not completely opaque, but aren't super sheer either, which makes them very wearable for lipstick noobs like me. They're very buildable which is a good enough solution for this for me. What impressed me most about these is that they really last. I thought the only lipsticks that stayed on lips for more than five minutes were matte ones, and only really the liquid matte ones. I was wrong. They only need a bit of a top up after eating and that is with no lip liner or anything. I think I have finally discovered straight-forward lipsticks at long last! 2016 is the year of the lip.

If I wasn't already working my way through a bunch if e.l.f. red lipsticks, I'd buy the Red collection right now. The Vamps will probably be bought when autumn comes around. I am trying to keep my make-up collection small and containing essentials that I actually wear only, but first I need to find out what those products are, right? ;)

I couldn't recommend this collection more. Each lipstick is only £1, lasts and is easy to apply and wear! I can't speak for the other collections, but the quality appears to be consistent across the range, judging by other peoples reviews. Go treat yourself, or someone else :) I'm off the find the perfect cheap eyeshadow to recreate this Tanya Burr look using Candy Sweet :)

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. These look gorgeous on you! The price is amazing, I've not tried anything from Freedom yet, but I think a 5 pack of lipsticks for £5 might be just the place to start. I think the idea of a smokey eye with Tell Your Friends is a fantastic one! Xx

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